Access articles and electronic books from the Library's subscription databases from off-campus! When you click on a database, you will be prompted for your user name (your student ID) and PIN (the two-digit month and day of your birth in MMDD format).
Example for student with ID number 88-123-4567 born February 25th:
User name: 881234567
If you need help resetting your pin, please visit this page.
This Fall 2022 Semester, the library is offering a new online OneSearch Library Catalog Tutorial. The tutorial is available in our library catalog, in many of our library research guides, and on our library website.
Upon completion of the OneSearch Library Catalog Tutorial, library patrons should be able to:
1. Find the OneSearch online library catalog.
2. Search for and locate books and e-books, videos, articles, digital media, and more in the library's collection.
3. Request items from other LACCD libraries.
At the end of the tutorial, there is a short online quiz, which provides users feedback.
The Library's databases allow access to information that is not freely available on the internet, and sources that have been vetted for credibility. In addition to academic journals, databases can include newspapers, magazines, trade journals and other sources. Check with your professor about any source requirements before you begin your research.
ProQuest is one of our most popular databases with access to articles from over 4,000 academic and popular magazines and journals. It covers a wide range of disciplines with content from academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more. This would be a great place to search for current events information.
Below are some tips and reminders when you are searching in our databases:
Do you need more help? E-mail me to set up a research appointment! Or visit any Librarian at the Reference Desk during our operating hours.
Fall 2022 In-Person Library Hours
September 5: Closed
November 24: Closed